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Question about day-old chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkypie, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. silkypie

    silkypie Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Plant City, FL
    I am sorry to bring this up again because I know it's been covered before but I wasn't sure where I read it.

    I am going to hatch some eggs. When I put them in a brooder what temperature does it need to be at when I take them out of the bator? I know the temperature decreases ever week but I would like to know what temperature do you start the brooder at?

    thanks in advance!! [​IMG]

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    Yep- 95'.
  4. jthayerkatz

    jthayerkatz Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Holland, MA
    Definately 95 [​IMG]
  5. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    I like to put the light at one end of the brooder an give them space to roam in and out of it. That way if they are chilly they can "heatlamp bathe", if they are hot they move out. However, if they stay directly under the lamp most of the time they are too cold and the lamp needs to be lowered a little bit.
  6. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Mines at 350* Oh wait that was the oven last night cooking cookies LOL HAHAH yeah 95 , i really have mine at 90* and they are all scattered about which is good !

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